Manx Gaelic

Manx Gaelic is one of six Celtic languages, the others being Irish, Scots Gaelic, Welsh, Breton and Cornish. As a result of well-organised community based initiatives coupled with targeted Manx Government support the language has seen an upsurge of interest in and support for it in recent years: Manx is now an option in schools, Mooinjer Veggey run a network of playgroups and nurseries and the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh goes from strength to strength.

2 Responses “Manx Gaelic” →

  1. Peter Schogol

    March 3, 2011

    Why is it, you think, that there appears to be a more concerted effort to get Cornish instructional materials, translations, and original literature in print than Manx?

    • Hi. Most of our efforts and resources are focused on the Bunscoill at present and the provision of material for children attending the school. However, we’ve developed and continue to develop resources for adults learning Manx in Mannin. These resources are free for those attending classes but not generally for sale. There have been some recent publications such as Droghad ny Seihill but my main focus is on adult learners. In this respect we are slowly developing an adult language programme with new methodolgy and supplementary resources; however, this might not be visible to those not on the Island. There’s a lot going on. This blog will be soon moving to another location…more news to follow.


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